Hashimoto's disease

[ hăsh′ĭ-mōtōz, hä′shē- ]

n.

An autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland, resulting in diffuse goiter, infiltration of the thyroid gland with lymphocytes, and hypothyroidism.Hashimoto's thyroiditis lymphadenoid goiter struma lymphomatosa

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